Education DayAustralia Day

January 26, 2017 - Happy Australia Day, mates! Heralded as one of the most distinctive places on earth, Australia is not only a massive island and its own country, but it is also the only country in the world that is also a continent! Australia’s more … More »

Red PandaVirginia Zoo Red Panda is Missing from Habitat

January 24, 2017 - 12pm friday 2/3 It has been 10 days since Sunny, our Red panda, was discovered missing from her exhibit here at the Virginia Zoo. Our search for Sunny is not over. Our staff and volunteers will continue to work daily … More »

A Zoo LossSaying Goodbye to Alfred

January 20, 2017 - (Norfolk, VA) – The Virginia Zoo staff is mourning the loss of its admired and beloved White rhino Alfred. The 48-year-old rhino died on January 19 in his indoor stall surrounded by Veterinary and Animal Care staff. “Alfred’s quality of … More »

Zoo Diet KitchenAnimeals for the Tigers and Siamangs

January 17, 2017 - Virginia Zoo Chef Yohn’s job is to slice, dice, peel, chop, cook, mash and prepare the meals of all of the animals at the Zoo, but why stop there? The animals receive enrichment to stimulate their senses and behaviors, and … More »

Zoo TechnologyThe New Virginia Zoo Mobile App is Out Now!

January 11, 2017 - On Wednesday, January 11, 2016 the Virginia Zoo released its new mobile app for both iOS and Android users to download and enjoy at no cost! As you open the app, be sure to watch a short video that captures the unique … More »

Animal AwarenessSave the Eagle Day

January 10, 2017 - On January 10 of every year, the United States celebrates its national symbol, the Bald Eagle, by raising awareness about the majestic bird and the threats it faces on Save the Eagle Day! It turns out, the American Bald Eagle is … More »

Animal BirthdaysHappy 1st Birthday Tiger Cubs!

January 6, 2017 - Happy 1st Birthday to Stubbley and Osceola! It’s been a amazing year watching our very own Malayan tiger cubs grow up in front of our eyes. From the thrilling day(s) they were born, to their first exam, to their first … More »

Zoolidays: National Bird DayHappy National Bird Day

January 5, 2017 - Every year on January 5 is National Bird Day. This animal holiday celebrates more than 9,800 species of birds that exist around the world, their impact on the environment, as well as their physical and behavioral beauty. Sadly, more than … More »